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Wrestling Title Tiers and My Ideas on the Requirements to get to them

Wins and losses do matter. Characters matter too. After a week of having champions lose on both WWE and TNA I think they should get back to basics. There are tiers and divisions in both companies marked by championship titles. Top tier (WWE / Heavyweight / TNA), middle tier (US / Intercontinental / TV), lower tier (tag team), and special divisions like (divas / knockouts / X division).

10 or 8 people or teams in each division. Including tag teams. Its not that hard to make tag teams even if you don’t want to.

Traditionally to get a title shot is to pick a fight with the champion even if you’re on a losing streak. That’s all it seems to take. Samoa Joe and CM Punk seem to do it. Works well for them. But you know what works better. Momentum and proof. UFC would rarely if never have a loser get a title fight. It doesn’t make sense. Its not difficult. Another quick way to get a title contender is to lose a non title match… which again would make that person the champion so why do it?

So what I propose is having requirements… based on how many people are in each division.
– Top tier title shot requirements: Win 4 matches in a row with a 12 person division.
– Middle tier title shot requirements: Win 3 matches in a row a 10 person division.
– Tag title and special division shot requirements: Win 2 matches in a row with an 8 person or team division.

If you think that’s too much to do in 4 weeks between pay-per-views… it might be … but the catch is you have them do their 4-3-2 matches in the first month and if you don’t have the title match at the pay-per-view have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match at the pay-per-view as a #1 contender match… but never announce #1 contendership, because that would give away a title match finish since there is a heel / face dynamic in wrestling.

Or have the 4th, 3rd or 2nd match as the first week after a pay-per-view to set up the next pay-per-view’s challenge. Then in month 2 you can have the champion vs challenger rivalry. That way you can have all of your title shot build up and craziness. So to break down the formula and start in week 2….

– Top tier match 1
– Mid tier match 1
– Women’s division match 1

– Top tier match 2
– Mid tier match 2
– Tag tier match 1

– Top tier match 3

PPV 1 or WEEK 5
– Top tier match 4
– Mid tier match 3
– Women’s division match 2
– Tag tier match 2

WEEK 6 (new week 2 starts for fresh people)
– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Middle tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Tag tier challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle
– Women’s division challenger vs champ tag match or promo or angle

– Top tier title match
– Mid tier title match
– Tag tier title match
– Women’s division title match

WEEK 9 (fallout)
You can tie this week into week 5 by having the old challenger / old champion vs the person who is about to earn a title shot.

You can even mix it up and have 2 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches then a title shot on week 3. Or have 4 weeks of women’s or X-division or tag matches but the catch being… Team A wins match 1. But Team C beats Team A week 2, and team B beats Team C week 3 and then team B beats Team D week 4 in order to challenge team E for the titles at the pay-per-view.

That way it keeps the lower card moving and shifting. Your challengers can look strong and have momentum going into a pay-per-view. If you think it doesn’t work, it sure worked for Mark Henry.


13 months of my TNA booking A-B guys (months 4 – 6)

Months (1-3)

– Hogan comes out and says AJ is the new #1 contender for defeating Samoa Joe!!!
— Angle comes out and refuses to fight an injured man with a cast. That’s too easy.
— AJ appears and says he’s held every belt in the company… AJ will be the most difficult opponent Kurt has ever faced!
— Angle wonders how many matches they’ve had, 100? Kurt wins them all… AJ says Kurt’s math is off and when Kurt won he had his wife in his corner… but now Kurt has no friends, no wife, just his championship. He sacrificed everything for that strap and now AJ wants to leave him with nothing.
— Kurt agrees to kick his ass at the PPV!
— Hogan said AJ is the #1 contender… but Angle might not be the champ!!! he reveals there’s 2 healthy guys chomping at the bit to get that title back… Anderson and Sting. There’s a title match tonight.
– 3 WAY TNA TITLE MATCH >> ANGLE over ANDERSON / STING clean at around 15 minutes
— Pre match serious backstage interview with Anderson. He hasn’t had a shot at the title in 3 months. He needs this victory and he can play Sting against Angle and pin who’s left.
— Use tricks like tables or have Angle vs Anderson while Sting rests or any combination.
– Backstage interview with Kaz… interviewer asks is his wife Traci Brooks ok??? Yeah she’s okay, it could have been a lot worse… She’s at home relaxing tonight.
— Daniels appears and said she shouldn’t have been there! Don’t you have something to say???
— Maybe you were right Daniels. She shouldn’t have been there…
— Thank you! Then Daniels issues a challenge to Stiener / Gunner for next week!
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 52 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Jarrett comes out and announces he’s got a match with RVD for next week. He cuts a promo and runs down RVD. He also mentions how that guy won’t even have a title shot for a year! Jarrett then mentions that RVD can’t fall any further down the rankings then that.
— Bischoff comes out… oh yes RVD can fall down further… Why’s that Eric? Because if RVD loses his match next week then why even keep him around? For the fans? Ha! I don’t care what the fans think. RVD will be RV-Fired next week if Jarrett wins! They both laugh!
— RVD comes out and says he knows he fell to the bottom of the ladder if Jarrett is there with him! But soon enough he’ll be back on top because he’s Rob-Van-Damn.

– MATCH >> Hogan is in the ring with a table setup… There is a contract signing between Angle and AJ in the ring.
— Angle signs it. He gives the pen to AJ … can he even sign it with his cast?
— Angle says under normal circumstances he would beat down AJ to get the edge at the PPV… but with that cast on you… I don’t need to AJ. That cast is a symbol of the edge I already have. When the PPV comes I’m gonna focus on that arm and make you tap.
— AJ says confidence is a good thing, but overconfidence will be his downfall. While Kurt is focused on the weak arm, he’ll forget that my offense isn’t made up of punches and submissions, it’s made from my whole body. I will take your title Kurt and leave you with nothing.
– MATCH >> RVD over JARRETT w/ KAREN at about 15 minutes
— RVD lost his title match… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 51 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Bischoff has a gleeful vested interest in this match as he watches from the back in his office on a monitor!
— Karen circles the ring and when the ref takes a bump Karen gives Jarrrett a chair. Jarrrett is about to use it when he RVD gives him a Van Damninator!!! RVD throws out the chair, wakes the ref, RVD pins Jarrett!
— Bischoff marches out and tells the ref to reverse the decision and make Jarrett the winner. But Eric why? Because he cheated! He used that chair and Karen is a witness!
— RVD says all these fans are witnesses too… Hey fans did I cheat? Or did I just pin Jarrett 1-2-3? … fans respond … you know Eric the ref’s decision is final!
— Fine, if the referee won’t reverse the decision… he has the power to just fire RVD!!! Bischoff is about to fire RVD when Joe shouts no!!! Give him to me at the next PPV!
— Bischoff is intrigued. He hesitates. Joe gets face to face with RVD and says why fire him when Joe can put him in the hospital? … Then you can fire him!
— Bischoff likes the sound of that! Bischoff makes RVD against Joe at the PPV.
— Daniels wins and is elated at the victory! Gets on a mic and says bros before hos!
— Kaz takes the mic and says apologize! Daniels wonders for what? They just won the match! Oh what I said… sorry man I just got caught up in the moment. I meant no disrespect to you or your wife. Look man, I just needed this win to get my career back on track and again I apologize. Issue settled…

– HANDICAP MATCH >> AJ over MEXICAN AMERICA clean at around 15 minutes
— To setup the match, Angle calls out AJ and says that he went to Bischoff and asked for a match. Tonight… AJ vs… Mexican America’s music plays, they come out and circle the ring.
— AJ wonders well who is it? Hernandez? Anarchya? Rosita? Sarita? Who Kurt? Kurt reveals Hernandez and Anarchya! Kurt smiles and says good luck before he backs out of the ring and Mexican America enter.
— Kurt stays at ringside to coach Mexican America.
— Commentators ponder… Mexican America with an American Gold Medalist… They’re hired guns tonight.
— AJ is still in a cast, but doesn’t use it as a weapon it just limits his wrestling holds with 1 hand.
— Mexican America do arm locks on the cast and stomp it! … because Kurt tells them to.
— AJ wins and is in obvious pain from his arm. Commentators mention that cast is a bull’s-eye and a weak spot… but on the other side of the coin, AJ did just go over 2 men at once. Can Kurt stop AJ Styles?
– Bischoff comes out to the crowd… he was thinking last week when Kaz / Daniels won, they need a rubber match with Kaz / Daniels against Gunner / Stiener for the next PPV.
— Kaz / Daniels come out saying no problem, they’ll win again! Oh really wonders Bischoff… how about when Traci Brooks is the special guest ring announcer? She announces the entrants and the winners.
— Daniels has a disbelieving smirk. Kaz says no problem! Daniels shakes his head.
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 50 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Training vignette with RVD at his gym. His exercise, his martial arts, his stretching. Interview with him at the gym and RVD says in a way Joe saved his job. He mentions bands who have been banned from venues only to return and blow the roof off the place. That’s what RVD is gonna do in a year… return and grab the title.
— Totally different training montage with Joe, training in a gym with MMA guys. Working on strikes and submissions and clips of Joe destroying jobbers. Interviews with guys Joe trains with who say that Joe trains to go the distance with every fight, but he can end it in an instance. They have no doubt in their mind that it’s Joe all the way at the PPV.
— Commentators announce Joe against KAZ for next week.

– MATCH >> JOE over KAZ clean at around 15 minutes
— Before the match… Bischoff is interviewed. He wants Joe to give everyone a little sample of the beating RVD is gonna get at the PPV.
— Interviewers try to get a word with Joe before the match. Bischoff wants a preview of the beating Joe is gonna give to RVD at the PPV… Joe says he works for himself and he’ll do what he wants. He keeps moving and doesn’t really let himself be interviewed. Joe says sadistically … just remember though… Joe’s gonna kill you…
— Before the match… backstage Stiener with Gunner in the background cuts a promo about their upcoming match and that fine ring announcer Traci Brooks. He won’t be able to stay in the ring and she won’t be able to keep her hands off him! Think about that!
— Joe works heavily on Kaz’s ribs, back and mid section.
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 49 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Bischoff is in the ring and calls out RVD. He then tells RVD that the PPV will be his last match one way or another… Either Joe puts RVD in the hospital or Bischoff will flat out fire RVD.
– Sit down interviews with TNA workers, road agents and commentators. Who’s going to win AJ vs Kurt? How will the cast factor in? Is it a weakness or a strength? AJ just went over Mexican America with that cast. Throw in video of their past encounters and who has won.
— Doesn’t matter who Angle faces, he goes over clean by submission and looks dominant.
— AJ comes down after the match and gets in Kurt’s face. Kurt raises the belt between the two of them and then it fades out to end the show.

– TNA TITLE MATCH >> ANGLE over AJ via submission
— AJ is still in a cast, but doesn’t use it as a weapon it just limits his wrestling holds with 1 hand.
— Kurt Angle uses stomps on the cast and various arm breakers… AJ submits to a cross arm breaker.
— Angle gets on the mic and berates AJ and Hogan for even making the match.
— AJ pops up and gets a fiery comeback, beating Angle senseless! Makes the champ bleed with the cast until Bischoff sends a flood of security out to save his main eventer!
— Angle is dragged away, the ref is saying the match is over! AJ keeps getting away from security to beat up Angle!
— PPV closes with AJ being dragged away for the final time with AJ saying its not over!
– MATCH >> RVD over JOE
— Joe is more focused on hurting RVD than winning the match. Destroying him, but RVD and Joe have a back and forth the entire match and despite RVD being caught in several of Joe’s submissions, he never bothers to pin RVD.
— Commentators bring up how Joe can just get the 1-2-3, but Joe doesn’t want to. Eventually RVD puts down Joe.
— Bischoff comes down to the ring… Obviously Joe failed to put RVD in the hospital. So Bischoff goes to fire RVD and RVD just kicks Bischoff in the head. Commentators point out that you can’t fire someone when you’re unconscious!!!
— EMTs come out to scrape up Bischoff and take him away. RVD poses for the crowd!
— Kaz’s ribs are all taped up from his match with Joe.
— Special guest ring announcer Traci Brooks (Kaz’s wife) who ruined their first match…
— Traci announces everyone, then in the match Stiener harasses her at ringside… Kaz brawls with him and she leaves the ringside area.
— She stands at the top of the ramp FARRRRR away from the action!
— Eventually Bully Ray and Abyss come out and wonder what she’s doing up there? Get back to the ring or get in the kitchen its your choice!
— She scurries back to the ring. Stiener and Gunner try messing with her, but Kaz defends her. And Daniels gets the victory!
— This match bleeds into the next…
— With Bully Ray and Abyss already standing at the top of the ring, Beer Money come out and brawl them to the ring. While the previous tag match brawls… everywhere else! Through the crowd they eventually disappear leaving the real match in the ring.

IMPACT WEEK 1 (this is a Bischoff heavy show I’d like to change that)
– Angle comes out… he was embarrassed last night after he won the match… He wants AJ tonight!
— AJ appears… will Angle put his title on the line? Absolutely! He’ll beat AJ again just like the PPV!
— Bischoff comes out and says no no… that match won’t happen tonight. This is all about money. They’ll fight at the next PPV.
— AJ tells everyone that in a few weeks his arm will be 100%!
— Joe is backstage watching a TV screen… hmmm… I’ll have to put a new one on you AJ and score that title shot for myself…
— RVD appears and says he’s in line for that title shot! After all he did just beat Samoa Joe the previous night!
— Joe wonders… have you forgotten? You can’t get a title shot for another 11 months!!! Joe laughs in his face and the two men brawl backstage!
– Bischoff comes out with evil intentions… He calls out Beer Money who have been on a winning spree lately… He says he has a big PPV announcement. He has a fresh match for them… someone they’ve never faced before… then Bischoff calls out Kaz / Daniels.
— Kaz is miffed at the match. Daniels is elated. Bischoff wants them to put aside Fortune and give it their all at the PPV. Kaz refuses…
— Bischoff says he hopes someone would refuse! He says if you refuse now… all 4 participants will be suspended for 4 months! Kaz agrees.
— Beer Money say may the best team win and then they shake hands.
— Bischoff then adds oh and guys the losing team will be suspended for 1 month. That’s just to make sure that both teams give it their all! I mean for the fans of course!!!
— Later on backstage, Kaz mentions this is just Bischoff messing with them because Immortal can’t beat Fortune.
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 48 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
– MATCH >> JOE over MORGAN at about 15 minutes.
— Both guys can use power moves to get over. Joe can show off his speed and quickness. Morgan can attempt his own muscle buster!
— With Joe still in the ring Bischoff comes out and wonders what happened last night? Joe said RVD would be in the hospital! Instead it was Bischoff who went to the hospital!
— Originally Bischoff wanted to fire RVD… but now he just wants to see one of them in the hospital. Either RVD or the man who failed to put him in the hospital… At the PPV there will be a stretcher match!!! Next week they’ll have a contract signing.

– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 47 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Bischoff comes to the ring where there is a table waiting… Due to their backstage brawl last week, Bischoff is making a rematch Joe against RVD.
— Its the contract signing between Joe and RVD. RVD signs… Joe says his pen doesn’t work… So he lunges across the table and jams RVD in the head with the pen.
— He violently attacks RVD with the pen until RVD is busted open and lying on the mat. Joe then uses RVD’s blood to sign Joe on the contract. Bischoff is in glee.
— Joe gets on the mic and says… he lied, that pen did work, he just didn’t have the color he likes! Then he beats down RVD until security comes. Joe leaves with his arms raised.
– MATCH >> ANGLE over STORM clean at about 15 minutes
— Bischoff has ordered security to surround the ring to protect his PPV main event from AJ.
— After Angle wins via the ankle lock… he brings the belt in with evil intentions… He’s gonna make Storm bleed!
— Robert Roode appears at the entryway and starts to march down… security block him…
— But then AJ comes through the crowd, jumps the barricade and gets in the ring! Security notices and quickly gets between the two of them.
— Bischoff announces that if Angle and AJ touch before the PPV they’ll be suspended without pay for a month and stripped of the title!
— Later on… backstage in the office, Hogan has issues with stripping Angle of the title. If that happens… what then? Bischoff says he’ll figure it out. Hogan says well if it happens we’ll put it on another top end talent… like RVD who won his last match! RVD wouldn’t be getting a title shot he’d just get the belt and then Joe would get the title shot at the PPV.
— Bischoff hates the idea and throws the cameraman out so he can argue with Hogan alone.
– Brief vignettes with Kaz / Daniels training together as a friendly sort of competition without ever being mentioned. Who can press more weight, who can run the fastest, who can do more situps, who can do more pushups. If one of them starts to waver, the other one pushes them.

– RVD lost his title match… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 46 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Backstage interview with RVD… How is he going to win when Joe is so big? If he knocks out Joe, can he really put that man on a stretcher? RVD asks if the interviewer ever thought that the stretcher can come down to the ground and then be raised. Ah ha!
— Bischoff makes a match for next week: RVD against Gunner and Stiener before the PPV.  Gunner and Stiener … walk out and get into the ring. They look intimidating and surround RVD. When they pounce, RVD briefly gets the better of them, before Stiener with a pipe leaves RVD laying out.
— Bischoff orders Stiener to keep beating him and says that’s for kicking Bischoff in the head at the PPV!
– MATCH >> AJ over JARRETT w/ KAREN clean at around 15 minutes
— AJ is still in a cast, but doesn’t use it as a weapon it just limits his wrestling holds with 1 hand.
— Karen remembers when she had a thing for AJ
– Clips from last week are shown… of Hogan telling Bischoff if AJ and Angle get suspended a month for touching before the PPV, RVD will become the new champ and Joe will be his first title defense at the PPV…
— Angle is backstage… Joe comes in and gets in his ear… Are you gonna let that punk AJ embarass you? Joe says a real man wouldn’t let stipulations get in the way. A real man would meet AJ in a parking lot with no cameras…
— If Bischoff doesn’t know about the brawl… he can’t suspend you right??? Or are you a coward?
— Angle agree with a smile and a laugh.
— Later on… Bischoff calls Angle into his office… if Kurt does what Joe told him to do just don’t. Kurt says oh I won’t.
— Later on… Joe is dragging a cameraman somewhere and tells him to get down (Joe’s gonna film you)…
— With the cameraman hidden behind some parked cars, Joe says film it and then disappears! In an empty parking lot there’s AJ and Kurt (both in street clothes) under a single street light about to fight. AJ says he got Kurt’s note… Fortune is there and Angle says AJ brought his gang and he’ll beat their asses if they get involved, Storm says he wouldn’t mind kicking some ass tonight. AJ says they’re lookouts.
— Robert Roode yells out who the hell is that? He walks over and finds the cameraman! Angle bails into the shadows.
— Roode and Joe start brawling and Joe wins the fight then runs before he has all of Fortune to deal with.
— The cameraman then admits Joe brought him out there to film a fight, give it to Bischoff and make his match for the title!

– MATCH >> ANGLE over MAGNUS by submission.
— Squash match, make Angle look strong headed into the PPV.
— AJ comes on the screen. He’s backstage and cuts a fiery backstage promo to Kurt… then reveals his forearm cast is off!!!
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 45 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
– NO DQ HANDICAP MATCH >> RVD over GUNNER / STIENER at about 15 minutes.
— Hide Stiener in the match and have him come in for a few spots here and there. Have him around to setup tables or swing a pipe.
— RVD wins via Van Damninator to Gunner.
— Joe runs out after the match and beats down RVD and leaves him in a bloody mess from a chair shot.
– Sit down interview vignette with workers, Traci Brooks, agents and commentators about Beer Money against Kaz / Daniels. Who will win? Who has the edge? Why did Bischoff make the match? Friend vs Friend. The rocky road Kaz / Daniels have had recently.

(I only care about the A-B guys)
— Pre match backstage interview with Angle… he expects a good clean match. Then smiles as if he’s gonna cheat.
— Pre match backstage interview with AJ…  Beer Money is in the locker room with him. AJ is happy his cast off and he’s gonna apply some submissions of his own.
— Good clean match, but in the end after finishers are kicked out of and nothing can end this match… AJ messes up a springboard something and Angle pins him.
— Both men start out by having a good clean match… before they realize they need chairs to get the other on the stretcher. There will be straps on the stretcher to tie down the guy. RVD can slide out of upper body ties, Joe can untie lower body ties.
— Chairs come out, Joe gets Van Damninatored… but RVD can’t lift him onto the stretcher. Joe snaps out of it and chokes out RVD… puts him on the stretcher then chair shots to make sure he can get the ties on and stretchers him out!
— Joe ends up with arms raised!
— Kaz loses to Robert Roode. Afterward Beer Money shake hands and hug with Kaz. Meanwhile Daniels shakes his head at Kaz for losing, but finally shakes Beer Money’s hand.
— Post match interview with Kaz… he admits he lost the match and now they’ll be gone for a month.
— Post match interview with Daniels who says ya know… Kaz will go back to his wife at home and Daniels will go back to the gym and come back better than ever. Daniels reiterates he’s not the one that lost the match.
— Security comes to throw out Daniels and Kaz (separately).
— Beer Money are interviewed afterward… it had to be done. Bischoff put their backs against a wall and they had to do it. They’re asked if this will drive a wedge between Fortune… that’s what Bischoff wants right?
— Doesn’t matter who Shelley goes over.
— Morgan and Crimson get on a roll as a tag team.
— It doesn’t matter who Mexican America beat, just that they destroy their opponents.

– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 44 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
– Hogan announces that RVD / Angle / AJ / Joe are the top 4 guys in the company. At the next PPV there will be a 4 way match between the 4 of them…
— Angle appears and asks did Hogan forget at his old age that RVD can’t get a title shot for another 10 months! Angle tells him don’t try putting someone else in, because Angle wants the top talent, not #5…
— Eric Bischoff comes out and says RVD is injured from Samoa Joe and couldn’t be in the match anyway.
— Hogan has the perfect idea… Over the next 4 weeks there will be an 8 man tournament for that final slot at the PPV.
— At the PPV it will be a mystery man / Angle / AJ / Joe … Assuming they all win their matches leading to the PPV. If they lose one match, that loser will be replace them. Hogan announces Angle will have his match next against Morgan! Oh and it will be for the title, because if Kurt were to lose he’d be out of the TNA title match at the PPV.
– Joe is backstage. He cuts a promo on RVD how he injured RVD and how this will be his first title shot in 6 months. Angle has been ducking him. Always making sure that he could have matches he could win. Why do you think he’d accept a match with a man that JOE broke the arm of… then wanted a rematch against him? Angle isn’t the shit he just smells like it! Remember this Kurt… at the PPV… Joe’s gonna kill you!
– NO DQ TNA TITLE MATCH >> ANGLE over MORGAN at about 15 minutes
— If Angle loses he’s replaced by Morgan in the 4 way at the PPV.
– Beer Money against Mexican America is announced for the PPV. In the meantime, they’ll have some single’s matches…
– The tournament brackets are announced!!! Sting vs Gunner, Abyss vs Eric Young, Jarrett vs D-Von, Pope vs Kendrick.
— Eric Young can do his comedy spots against Abyss… with little effect. Abyss will just clothesline him down with every bit of silliness. Then at some point it stops being silly and gets sad for Eric. The smile is gone. The fans aren’t laughing. Its Abyss kicking this guy’s ass above and beyond what’s needed.
— Eric is beat down so bad that after the match the fans cheer when he can stand up and walk out on his own power.
— Sting dusts off Gunner despite his cheating and aide from Stiener.
— In 2 weeks it will be Sting against Abyss in the Semi Final match. Next week will be the other 2 quarter final matches!
— Backstage after the match… Brian Kendrick congratulates Sting, then asks for advice about the tournament. Sting says that fun is fun, but Kendrick has been given an opportunity and now its time to get serious. He’s a competitor and should act like one. Just look at Eric Young…

— Angle comes out and announces he’s not afraid of facing 3 men at the PPV. In fact… tonight he’s gonna go through 3 top guys from his Angle Academy!
– MATCH >> JOE over STORM at about 15 minutes.
— If JOE loses he’s replaced by Storm in the 4 way at the PPV.
— Pre match backstage Beer Money discusses if Storm gets a title shot Storm will still wrestle Mexican America, because the team comes first.
— In the ring before their match, Roode gets on the mic and cuts a promo how Bischoff gets sadistic pleasure in making their lives hell. Putting them up against Fortune members, now trying to divide them by putting a singles title in front of one of them.
— Roode announces if Storm wins his match, he will be in Storm’s corner for the title shot and Roode will find a new partner against Mexican America.
— Joe comes out with a mic, boys… none of what you said matters, because at the end of the night, James Storm will have a loss and a few broken bones! Match starts.
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 43 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Highlights of the Joe vs RVD feud are shown. First with RVD getting the win… then Joe getting the win.
— Jarrett cheats, they brawl everywhere. Karen helps her man cheat and in the end its too much for D-Von.
— Kendrick wins!!! Post match interview. The interview is excited for Kendrick. Kendrick cuts a fiery promo saying he’s gonna win all 3 of his matches and then march into the PPV and beat 3 other men to win the 4th match in a row and capture the TNA title!
— Its announced for next week Kendrick vs Jarrett in their semi final match and Sting vs Abyss!

– Angle isn’t at the arena… he’s training hard in the Florida sun. Squats, lifting weights, taking on 3 jobbers at a time in armature wrestling matches.
– MATCH >> AJ over BULLY RAY at about 15 minutes.
— If AJ loses he’s replaced by Bully Ray in the 4 way at the PPV.
— At the start of the match Bully Ray tells AJ he’s gonna turn around and he wants AJ to forfeit the match and his spot on the PPV by leaving the ring… if AJ is still standing there when Bully Ray turns back, Bully Ray is gonna beat the crap out of him.  Bully Ray turns… counts to 5, when he turns back AJ punches him!
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 42 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
— Its announced RVD will return next week! In a tag match! RVD / AJ against Joe / Angle.
— Video package hyping up RVD with all of his achievements in TNA. The title and his great matches!
— After that… Joe cuts a promo backstage about how RVD is a fool to ever come back after he was taken out on a stretcher the last time!
— Sting wins and conquers the giant.
— Pre match promo backstage from Kendrick… it has to be a good promo. If it isn’t I’d take this victory away from him.
— Jarrett cheats, Karen helps him. Kendrick fights back against all odds to beat him. Commentators wonder if Kendrick can really go all the way!!!
— After the match, Kendrick is still in the ring to close the show. Sting comes out. They go toe to toe to build the match next week. In the background Kurt Angle slinks in the ring with his title. Kendrick shoves Sting out of the way and clotheslines down the champ as the show closes.

– TAG MATCH >> ANGLE / JOE over RVD / AJ at about 15 minutes
— Joe goes over RVD. Then looks at Angle… like that would be him at the PPV. Then AJ springboards in and breaks up the look!
— Afterward there is a big brawl throughout the arena with all 4 participants! It’s far from over!
— But there’s a wildcard still… Kendrick and Sting. Who will win that match? Who will the 4th man be?
— Backstage interview with RVD… since RVD lost the match tonight, he’ll face the loser of Kendrick or Sting at the PPV. Who does he hope to face? It doesn’t matter… I’ll burn the house down and have the best match on the show, because I’m Rob-Van-Damn.
– MATCH >> supposed to be ANARCHYA vs STORM
— Anarchya has a doctor’s note. He can’t compete due to an allergic reaction…
— Beer Money come out and say they’re allergic to bullshit. Mexican America better not have any notes at the PPV, because come hell or high water, Mexican America is getting an ass kicking!
– RVD lost his title match against Angle… coming back from commercial or going to a commercial a 5 second thing that says 41 weeks until RVD can get a title shot (show a clip of RVD agreeing to the stip).
– Questions are posed for Sting against Kendrick the match… Can Sting beat Brian Kendrick the title one more time? Is it Brian Kendrick’s time? Can he go over an icon and win the title?
— Sit down interviews with the workers, who will win? Sting or Kendrick? Sliced bread or the Scorpion Death Drop? Is Brian Kendrick the new young Sting?
— Alex Shelley is interviewed afterward backstage… He says that Kendrick shouldn’t forget about him. Any title that Kendrick can get… Shelley will just win it from him. Then he pats the X-Division title on his shoulder that he won from Kendrick.
— To make this seem like a big match, the intro needs to be drawn out. With different music. A video package to highlight Kendrick’s rise.
— They shake hands and Sting destroys him through the entire match.
— Show ends with Kendrick celebrating in the ring or with the fans. That should be the last shot.
– The 1 month suspension of KAZ and Daniels will be up in one week! Tune in one week!

(I only care about the A-B guys) (this card feels light… and to compensate with how light it is… I’d fill it with good matches. Make people feel like the missed something even with a light card)
— They can do crazy stack plexes and pair off.
— Angle and Joe never touch… Angle goes over AJ to keep Kendrick and Joe strong. AJ will get shuffled down the card within the next 3 months.
— But the angle here is Joe gives AJ a muscle buster and Angle throws him out. Angle pins AJ and Kendrick tries to break up the pin.
— After the match Joe is furious and beats up Kurt, then destroys the set leading to the fade to black.
— Early on Mexican America get beat bad and try to leave. Beer Money stop them from leaving. Then they have a more back and forth match with Beer Money winning.
— Regrettably, there is no build to this. They’re both the losers of this month pretty much.
– The suspension is over!!!! Kaz and Daniels will return on the next Impact!
– X-DIVISION TITLE MATCH >> SHELLEY over ??? (doesn’t matter I’m not booking this division)

(wow 6 months in… and this is 21 pages now!!!)
(the landscape is starting to shift toward Daniels, KAZ, Beer Money and Kendrick. By the end of the next 3 months the A guys will have shifted)
(there are seeds planted for continuing feuds, Daniels vs KAZ, Joe vs Angle, Beer Money vs Mexican America is only the beginning its about to get VERY memorable, Shelley, Morgan and Crimson are staying warm just incase)
(Bischoff is doing diabolical things and pitting Fortune against Fortune… face against face)

Now that John Cena is the WWE champion… here’s what to do with him (7 PPV bookings til Wrestlemania)

Uggg… unfortunately John Cena has won the WWE championship again last night. Everyone falls before Cena… Alberto, Miz and Truth, no one can touch him! Punk beat him 3+ times straight, but now Punk is stuck in the mud… This article is about keeping Cena over… sorry. I’m not the biggest fan of Cena, but sometimes its about keeping the WWE title strong instead of passing it back and forth on a monthly basis like WCW did before they died.

There is a Monday Night RAW coming up soon live from Mexico. One can assume that Alberto Del Rio will win the WWE championship from Cena in Mexico… which would be counterproductive considering he’s a heel. If Rey Mysterio Jr. isn’t injured he and John Cena can team up to take on Alberto Del Rio and someone else… let’s say Dolph Ziggler.

Since Alberto is a heel and Rey is injured… Smart money would have Rey accompany John Cena to take on Alberto who would cut a promo on the Mexican fans how they amount to nothing and if they need to be American to amount to anything. Turn your back on your country and cross the Rio Grande, because America will always be better than you!

Then Rey can have his boy John Cena go over Alberto. Rey can even get in a punch on Del Rio after the match… unless he’s too injured. Everyone in Mexico would love it.

Wow this is a dumb PPV to have wedged between Survivor Series and Night of Champions. Having this PPV so close to 2 others is counterproductive and works against your Night of Champions. Chances are Punk vs HHH in Hell in a Cell will happen here. But more importantly, Del Rio vs John Cena. Yes again and I’d chump him out again.

But my thought is different from what the WWE will do… since this PPV is all about Hell in a Cell, I say let a lesser guy get a shot against John Cena. Maybe even 2 lesser guys. But lets explore another option John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler who has been the US champ for a very long time. He could get this match by earning it, maybe a 4 man tournament with him going over Jack Swagger in the final round. Then at the PPV, Dolph will fall prey to an attack by Swagger. Cena won’t see the attack, but this will be an out for Dolph. Plus you’ll see how well they fair against one another for the future… plus this is a stalling tactic since Cena has burnt out most of his matches.

The rumor… and Survivor Series poster is that John Cena will team with the Rock on a 5 vs 5 Survivor Series match. If I had to make a dream team for them, it would be Rock, Cena, Punk, Kofi and Evan Bourne against Miz, R-Truth, Dolph Ziggler, Jack Swagger and uh Del Rio … OR There’s bigger money on Rock, Cena, Punk, Orton and Sheamus vs Miz, R-Truth, Christian, Del Rio and Mark Henry.

There’s no way in hell that Rock or Cena both get eliminated, instead Rock will cost Cena who gets pinned by Dolph Ziggler.

DECEMBER PPV (I don’t even know what they are anymore)
It gets headlined by John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler. Dolph has 1 pin on Cena and Cena has 1 pin on Dolph. Now its time for their rubber match, for all the marbles, put it in a cage so there will be no Swagger, Vicki or anyone else.

WWE has too many PPVs and that made this PPV the hardest to book Cena for. Since there’s literally no one left… I say that John Cena defends the WWE title against John Morrisson. They want to push JoMo, here’s the opportunity when everyone is buying the PPV for the match on top… so no one will be upset if the match ends in no contest due to the heel lockeroom beating down Cena and JoMo. There can even be interference from Miz, Truth, Dolph, Swagger and anyone else… This will setup the chamber match for next month.

6-Man WWE Title Elimination Chamber: John Cena vs Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio vs Miz vs R-Truth vs Jack Swagger >> The deck is stacked against Cena… big time. He’s Superman, don’t worry he can persevere. But… let’s say it gets down to Miz vs Cena or Dolph vs Cena or Alberto Del Rio vs Cena… any of these men. When it looks like Cena has won, the Rock can appear and distract Cena to lose the championship to the Miz so he can go on to defend it against the Royal Rumble winner CM Punk or the Rock can appear after Cena has gone over 5 men.

Assuming no one gets injured, the plan is to have the Rock vs John Cena. The baseball cap wearing fool has said he’ll walk in with the WWE title, but lets hope he hasn’t lost it and gained it 2 more times by then… Cena can go into Wrestlemania as the WWE champion and fans can get all hyped that the Rock could walk out with the WWE title and save the company *cough* Punk *cough*

Cena can go over the Rock, because truth be told, the Rock isn’t sticking around… Unless of course he wants to stick around for a month or forever, then you’d give Rock the title. This would give Cena a 6 month title run and put the WWE title at the top of Wrestlemania where it belongs.

Best of all… Cena is kept from Punk, so as soon as Punk wins whatever match he has at Mania (Undertaker, HHH, Steve Austin), you can have Punk be an instant challenger against Cena with their first match in 6+ months.

They have their feud and Punk goes over once and for all. Cena can take a year long break from the WWE champion and CM Punk will have opened up fresh championship matches and a fresh style for the WWE championship. Then in a year, Cena can get his next title shot… making his next title shot be talked about.

13 months of my TNA booking A-B guys (months 1 – 3)

I have ideas on how TNA can get back to basics. Push 4 guys as your top guys, put them head & shoulders above everyone else. These are your A guys and 1 A guy each week will have a 15 minute main event going over your B guys (this would be good for their 2 week TV tapings). Then at the PPVs have these A guys in matches against each other. Then shuffle the guys around for next month. For variety have 2 C level guys have a 2 on 1 match!

I say 15 minute main events (includes intros) to get wrestling fans who want to watch wrestling… will watch wrestling, because it won’t be a 4 minute main event that you can’t get invested in. Does anyone really want to see a main event with guys that can have a good match if it only lasts 4 minutes? Its like saying I’m gonna take 2 hours to make you a steak but then after you eat it for 4 minutes I’m taking it away! You can’t enjoy the steak. Plus TNA clearly has failed at grabbing people with big expensive names.

I tried to keep X-Division guys out of the mix, because they should have their own division where they get over.

A LEVEL GUYS (people would pay money for these guys and you’d pay money for their merchandise)
– AJ STYLES (young guy, market him to kids, be your squeaky clean babyface)
– RVD (cool guy the adults can get behind)
– KURT ANGLE (arrogant heel)
– SAMOA JOE (unless he’s in the dog house) (unstopable monster)

B LEVEL GUYS (guys who can go for 15 minutes)
(if in a year the B guys start selling merch and tickets make them A guys)
– MATT MORGAN (maybe he can go 15 maybe not, if not he goes into C level)
– ABYSS w/ STIENER (with in the crowd brawling he can go 15 minutes)
– BULLY RAY w/ STIENER (with in the crowd brawling he can go 15 minutes)
– BEER MONEY (i didn’t say there couldn’t be tag matches)

C LEVEL GUYS (used only for variety)
– STING (sorry he’s 50 and shouldn’t go 15 minutes) (he should be replaced especially if I’m using him for a C guy)
– MEXICAN AMERICA (D level guys that for this purpose they become C level)
– ERIC YOUNG (his stock has fallen)
– ANDERSON (sorry fans, he’s very limited and he doesn’t brawl in the crowd to hide his stamina, but if you want him in the B level who am I to argue?) (I’d replace him for the money he gets)

– SCOTT STIENER (manager or tag wrestler or I’d replace him with a younger meathead like Rob Terry)
– HULK HOGAN (too big of a paycheck)
– ERIC BISCHOFF (great character, too big of a paycheck)

(I’m only going to focus on the A level guys)
(these examples can be implemented *anytime* and its not based on *now* incase someone is injured)

– FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE NO DQ MATCH >> ANGLE over MORGAN clean at around 15 minutes
— Show kicks off with Angle saying there is a 10 man over the top rope battle royal to determine the #1 contender to his title… Morgan appears and says he’s not in the match. Kurt fears him…
— He doesn’t fear Morgan! Kurt makes a match with Morgan!.
— If Morgan can’t go 15 minutes use tactics like going through an announce table.
— Morgan should use feats of strength, height and leverage. Military presses, standing on Angle, punching through walls, going through gimmicked guard rails!
— Pre match interview about the battle royal with AJ. Gunner interrupts. He wants in that battle royal. AJ says over his dead body. They brawl and it leads to a match.
— AJ & Joe eliminate one another. It comes down to RVD who puts KAZ over the top rope!
— It will be RVD against ANGLE for the TNA TITLE.
— Angle congratulates RVD then clubs him down with the title. That’s the closest he’ll ever get to the title!

– MATCH >> RVD over KAZ clean at around 15 minutes
— Show kicks off with RVD comes out calls out Angle… but Bischoff appears…
— Bischoff says that match was a little too close last week. He wants to know if it was a fluke… So he makes RVD and KAZ for the title shot!
— Talk about Kaz’s life, his wife, Fortune and so on. Talk about how similar RVD and KAZ are. KAZ could be the next RVD but he has to topple the real RVD first!
— He can beat RVD! But doesn’t in the end.
— Handshake after the match. Kurt Angle runs in with a chair and the faces get the chair and send him running.
– MATCH >> JOE over KENDRICK in a non title match
— Joe no longer fits into X-Division weight class.
— Joe is mad that he was eliminated from the battle royal last week…
— He calls out AJ who appears and says if Joe has a problem with it they should have a match at the PPV. Deal!
– Angle is seen in vignettes putting ankle locks on jobbers in a gym. Taking on 4 men and breaking arms and legs with submissions. This is the Angle Academy of pain!!!!
— Angle says RVD doesn’t want any of this!!!

– MATCH >> AJ over SHELLEY clean at around 15 minutes
— If Shelley isn’t a name yet… make it look like he CAN win. Like this will be an upset. Commentators should talk about what this could mean for Shelley.
— Joe comes out and just circles the ring like a shark looking mean. Shelley throws AJ out for Joe… but Joe never touches AJ with the ref right there.
— Fortune comes out… Joe is just watching the match… Well go watch it elsewhere… AJ gets the win and Joe claps while backing away.
— RVD is seen watching a monitor in the back. After the match Angle beats down EY. RVD runs out for the save and Kurt leaves.

– MATCH >> JOE over DANIELS clean at around 15 minutes
— Joe destroys Daniels, but Daniels just won’t stay down. Sure Daniels gets some good comebacks and they need to be fiery comebacks so people will believe Daniels CAN WIN! But in the end he doesn’t.
– MATCH >> RVD over POPE by submission
— RVD wants to send a message to Kurt that he can win in any way!
– Kurt is seen in the gym. He’s training hard working on his strikes. Kurt says if RVD thought he’d have the striking advantage, he doesn’t! Kurt’s better with submissions, strikes, takedowns, better conditioned. The only advantage RVD has is age.
– Sit down interviews hyping up RVD against Kurt at the PPV. Interviews with AJ, Daniels, Crimson, Gunner, KAZ, Shelley, Kendrick, Bully Ray, Tennay, Taz, Don West.
— All these guys are asked what it means to them. Who will win, who will be a better champion, who would they prefer to face when they get their title shot?
— Kurt uses the ankle lock, and RVD uses his feet.
— But flip the coin, RVD has strong legs to kick his way out of the ankle lock.
– Joe calls out AJ to have a face to face. AJ comes out alone, Joe is surprised…
— AJ says he’s a man that can fight his own fights, he doesn’t need Fortune and at the PPV, it will be him and Joe alone!

(I only care about the A-B guys)
— RVD tries a Van Damninator, but the ref takes away the chair before he’s DQed.
— Angle then rolls up RVD for the win!
– MATCH >> AJ over JOE
— Joe is choking out AJ and Joe ends up getting pinned.
— Joe won’t release the hold. So Beer Money run down to help AJ and Joe retreats.

MONTH 1 RANKINGS (wins and losses of A-B guys)
– ANGLE 3 wins
– AJ 3 wins
– ANDERSON 3 wins (ranking given to set up #1 contender match)
– RVD 3 wins 1 loss
– KAZ 3 win 1 loss
– JOE 2 wins 1 loss

– DANIELS 2 wins 2 loss
– ABYSS 1 win
– BEER MONEY 1 win
– BULLY RAY 1 loss
– SHELLEY 1 win 2 losses
– MORGAN 2 losses

– Hogan says KAZ is #1 contender after beating Bully Ray impressively. Next PPV will be Kaz vs Angle for the title.
— Next PPV will be in KAZ’s hometown of Los Angeles (unless TNA can’t afford it)
— Anderson wonders why KAZ gets the title shot and not him? After all he just beat Sting!
— So Bischoff makes a #1 contender match.
– FALLS COUNT ANYWHERE NO DQ MATCH >> RVD over BULLY RAY w/ STIENER clean at around 15 minutes
— Match setup… Bischoff says both Bully Ray and RVD lost at the PPV, now here’s a chance to redeem themselves
— Stiener is used to setup tables. RVD wins with a Van Damninator that sends Bully Ray through a table.
— Stiener takes swipes at RVD and RVD still beats him up.
— Commentators say RVD is known for that Van Damninator and he always could win matches with it. Could that have won the title match for RVD last night?
— Angle runs out after the match and Kaz sends Angle packing.

– Angle says he needs competition to prepare himself against KAZ at the PPV.
— He needs to prepare himself by taking on KAZ’s running buddy. He calls out Daniels. Then he calls Daniels the weakest link of Fortune.
— Daniels comes out and says there are no weak links in Fortune, they’re made from the same metal.
— MATCH >> ANGLE over DANIELS clean at around 15 minutes
— Daniels gives it a good go, but ultimately has to tap out to the ankle lock.
— Daniels is left in a pool of his own blood.
— After the match Kurt says he sure hopes they’re made of the same metal… because Angle will be victorious at the PPV.
— Kurt goes up the ramp and after he leaves, Fortune comes out to help Daniels hobble to the back. Hopefully the fans will give him a standing ovation.
– Vignette with KAZ’s life with his wife, in the gym training with Fortune, in the ring sparring.
— Sit down interviews with Fortune hyping KAZ, what kind of guy is he? How are they helping him prepare. They ask KAZ how would the championship change his life?
— When he returns to Los Angeles for the next PPV, the place will erupt.
— MATCH >> KAZ over POPE

– Bischoff gives Joe and AJ the power to pick opponents for each other.
— Joe picks Abyss against AJ for tonight… and Abyss can’t be DQed…
— MATCH >> AJ over ABYSS clean at around 15 minutes
— After the match the camera shows Joe backstage… beating up James Storm! AJ rushes to Joe…
— It was a pretape and Joe ambushes AJ and beats him down and the rest of Fortune run in for the save.
— To setup the match… Jarrett calls out Kaz, he wants to test the boy in a match… Jarett isn’t confident that Kaz can beat Angle at the PPV. Jarrett says go home to your wife.
— Kaz is so sure that he puts his title shot on the line! Jarrett is overjoyed.
— He’s even more surprised when Kaz wins.
— Angle does fit into Kendrick’s weight division now.

– Bischoff comes out and wants AJ’s answer… who will AJ chose to face Joe?
— AJ comes out and as he’s about to speak, James Storm comes out. He wants Joe! AJ gives him Joe!
— Joe comes out and asks if they need a steel cage match to keep Fortune from interfering to save Storm’s skin. AJ says no, Joe asks as a competitor and a man, if he has their word there will be no interference.
— AJ says he has their word there will be no interference from Fortune even when Joe is begging Fortune to pull Storm off of him. Joe laughs.
— MATCH >> JOE over JAMES STORM clean at around 15 minutes
– Backstage, KAZ is with his wife getting ready for his match with Gunner.
— Stiener bumps into them and flexes for KAZ’s wife and wonders if she’d like to be with a real man…
— Backstage brawl between them.
— MATCH >> supposed to be KAZ vs GUNNER before the match Bischoff appears and says Stiener has been added to the match!
— Abyss / Bully Ray all run out afterward. Kaz gets beat down
— Angle appears at the ramp to watch the carnage.
— Immortal is celebrating their destruction of Kaz. Immortal raise their arms and take a corner to play to the crowd.
— KAZ raises and takes them out one at a time! Angle looks horrified.
— Immortal gets up and KAZ bolts through the crowd!!! Then celebrates with the fans!

(I only care about the A-B guys)
— Joe wins then proceeds to make AJ bleed inside the cage. Bloody face and chest.
— Beer Money & Daniels run out and Joe rubs AJ’s face in the cage in front of them for a moment of pause.
— Abyss / Bully Ray / Gunner / Stiener come out and beat them down.
— This match shouldn’t go on last since KAZ loses…
— KAZ can drive a muscle car to the ring to set him apart from everyone else.
— Angle goes over clean then makes sure KAZ can’t get up. His wife runs out to save him. Angle spits on him and walks away with his arms raised!
— Daniels loses in his own home town…

MONTH 2 RANKINGS (wins and losses of A-B guys)
– ANGLE 6 wins
– RVD 5 wins 1 loss
– JOE 4 wins 1 loss
– AJ 4 wins 1 loss

– ANDERSON 4 wins 1 loss (ranking given to set up #1 contender match)
– BEER MONEY 2 wins 1 loss
– KAZ 7 wins 2 losses
– JARRETT 1 win
– ABYSS 1 win 2 losses
– MORGAN 1 win 2 losses
– SHELLEY 1 win 2 losses
– BULLY RAY 3 losses
– DANIELS 2 win 4 loss

– Shelley wants a title shot… he’s been in the company how many years? He wants a title shot against Kurt Angle. He had a victory at the PPV against Daniels!
— Morgan shows up and says he went over and he’s 7’ tall….
— Anderson comes out and brags about his big victory against lil Eric Young!
— RVD shows up and says he had a victory over 2 men… that makes him better!
— Bischoff says that they’ll have a brief tournament. Shelly against Morgan and RVD against Anderson with the winners meeting next week.
— Backstage interview with Shelley. He talks about this is his big moment. He needs to win this #1 contenders match next week.
– AJ / KAZ are injured and can’t make it to the show after the PPV.
— Beer Money and Daniels wants blood!!! They call out Joe and Immortal.
— Daniels never shows up… Leaving a 3 on 2 match.
— After the match, the camera finds Daniels bloodied at the hands of Stiener / Gunner.
— Morgan tosses Shelley around, stands on him, body presses him.
— Shelley works a smart match and takes the big man down.
— It is set up Shelley against RVD for next week. Winner gets a title shot.

– #1 CONTENDERS MATCH >> RVD over SHELLEY clean at around 15 minutes
— Pre match has backstage interviews with Sabin & Shelley saying Shelley is the fresh man, quicker than RVD and its Shelley’s time now.
— RVD wins making it ANGLE against RVD at the PPV.
– Fortune wants Joe & Immortal. They get AJ / Beer Money against Joe / Abyss / Bully Ray at the next PPV.
— Daniels / Kaz get Gunner / Stiener at the next PPV.
– Angle vignette… Angle is training hard again. Putting ankle locks on chumps and ducking chair shots and taking the chair shotters down!
— Angle says RVD doesn’t know what he’s in for! Angle is ready!
— After the vignette… commentators point out none of those guys is RVD!

– RVD wants no holds barred TNA title match against Angle. Why? Because the fans want it! They all want to see Rob-Van-Damn kick a chair in Kurt’s face and win the title.
— Angle appears and agrees to the match, because he knows even with RVD using chairs, he can beat RVD 1-2-3 without using foreign objects.
— But he ammends the offer… if RVD says yes, that will be his last TNA title shot for a full year. RVD agrees!
— RVD throws a chair at him to set up the Van Daminator… Angle ducks it and rolls out of the ring. Wait until the PPV to see that friends.
– NO DQ STREET FIGHT >> AJ / BEER MONEY over GUNNER / STIENER / JARRETT w/ KAREN clean at around 15 minutes
— Heels can use every trick in the book. Tables, chairs, pipes, chains, whatever. One of the heels can take a powder to make it through the 15 minutes.
– A match is announced for next week. KAZ against ANGLE for the TNA title!
– Interview with Shelley… he lost the title shot… what’s next for him? Back to the X-Division? He proved he can hang with the big guys by beating Morgan.
– Tag match is announced between KAZ / Daniels against Gunner / Stiener for the PPV.

– TNA TITLE MATCH >> ANGLE over KAZ clean at around 15 minutes
— Setup to the match is clips from KAZ’s streak last month.
— Fortune is not at ringside. Daniels is worried if this match will weaken KAZ before their PPV tag match against Gunner / Stiener.
— Backstage interview with RVD, will this change his gameplan for the PPV? What if KAZ wins and doesn’t want Falls Count Anywhere? Well… we’ll cross that bridge if we get to it…
— What about RVD’s match with Abyss? Expect it to end the same way as it wil at the PPV… Van Damninator!
— Angle wins via submission with an ankle lock then tells the camera he didn’t need any foreign objects to win!!!
– When KAZ goes backstage, his wife quickly finds him and needs comforting, Gunner / Stiener harassed her while KAZ was in the ring. Daniels is in the background.
— KAZ tells her that they’ll learn a lesson at the PPV they can’t mess with another man’s wife. His wife asks… can I come watch you kick the crap out of them? KAZ agrees.
— Daniels however disagrees! Bringing her to ringside is a liability he doesn’t want any responsibility for. KAZ wants her there, Daniels says fine…
– Joe invites AJ to a 1 on 1 fight in the parking lot… leave Fortune behind… They briefly brawl before Abyss / Bully Ray blindside AJ and they beat him down with weapons and injure AJ’s arm before Fortune shows up and runs them off!
— Joe says they’ve made a weak link for the PPV!
— RVD wins with a Van Damninator!

(I only care about the A-B guys)
— RVD hits the Van Damninator… Angle flies out of the ring! Its not falls count anywhere…
— RVD drags Angle into the ring and counts the 1-2-kickout.
— RVD goes to the top to go for a 5 star frog splash, but before he could Angle pops up, runs to the top and gives a belly-to-belly for the win!
– Before the PPV AJ’s forearm is in a hard cast. He says it didn’t make him weak… it just gave him a weapon!
— AJ only uses the cast as a match after the match is over.
— Brawling outside of the ring with the illegal men. AJ goes over Bully Ray and Joe takes the loss out on Abyss and Bully Ray.
— Kaz has the match won just about…
— Kaz’s gets bumped into his wife by Stiener… a place that she shouldn’t have been!!!
— Kaz goes to check on her, and it’s bad enough to get stretcher out so KAZ leaves with her ORRRR he carries her out himself!
— Daniels is beaten up and pinned… Daniels was left alone… Alone…
— Morgan is only human after all and he succumbs to a tag team beat down

MONTH 3 RANKINGS (wins and losses of A-B guys)
– ANGLE 8 wins
– AJ 6 wins 1 loss
– RVD 8 wins 2 losses
– JOE 5 wins 2 losses

– BEER MONEY 4 wins 2 losses
– JARRETT 1 win 1 loss
– KAZ 7 wins 4 losses
– ABYSS 2 wins 4 losses
– SHELLEY 2 wins 4 losses
– DANIELS 2 win 6 losses
– MORGAN 1 win 4 losses
– BULLY RAY 1 win 4 losses

(I don’t make #1 contender matches at PPVs, because with the heel / face mechanic that gives away the title match)
(Since this is just imaginary booking, I can’t really hire anyone and I’m stuck with the same workers)

My 18 months of TNA overall booking

This will be long… 18 months of TNA booking >>
AJ takes out Bubba to end the feud
Destination X: Kurt takes out Anderson for the title and Kurt drops everything but the wrestling

Destination X has an X division 8 man tournament
– Winner gets X-division shot against Abyss
– KAZ wins tournament over Brian Kendrick who can be secretly jealous
KAZ beats Abyss in a big match that means something
Beer Money keep their tag belts
PROTECT Robert Rude and have him do stellar promos
Destination X: Beer Money vs SEX (Elix & Daniels or Elix & Low Ki)

Joe as a heel goes against a loving husband Jeff Jarrett
– Joe laughs at his love for his wife and how he should go home to be with her
– Let the real men wrestle
– Karen is slowly forgotten, because she’s an overwhelming heel right now

AJ vs Kurt in a brief feud of good guy vs good.
– Sure we’ve seen it

Minor feuds
– RVD vs Sting out of respect
– Anderson vs Crimson
– Morgan vs Gunner?
– KAZ vs Kendrick
– Eric Young vs Shelley or Anderson (Eric’s wit flies circles around Anderson)
– Beer Money vs … idk Dreamer / Bully Ray?

Feuds last 2 or 3 months… (these are the final scores of the feud not details of every match)
– Kurt goes over AJ, gets a handshake: Make the match feel big
– RVD over Sting in a serious match that means something
– Joe cripples Jarrett and gets a title shot against Kurt
– Crimson over Anderson
– Morgan over Gunner
– KAZ over Kendrick
– Young over whoever
– Beer Money over Dreamer & Bully Ray

New feuds star in Sept or Oct
– A respect match for the belt, RVD vs Angle
– A heated up heel Joe vs Sting
– Face Jarrett vs a sadistic Abyss that loves looking at Jeff’s wife
– Morgan vs Crimson to see who’s the best Morgan gets heelish
– pretty boy KAZ vs smartass Shelley
– heel Kendrick vs EY
– Heel Anderson & Gunner vs Beer Money (protect Rude, make him look good)

‎2 or 3 months later in December or January the feuds end (these are the final scores of the feud not details of every match)
– Angle over RVD with a the winner holding up the loser’s arm.
– Joe over Sting
– Jarrett over Abyss… by blinding him for looking at his wife
– Morgan over Crimson ending the streak… through cheating
– KAZ over Shelley
– Kendrick over EY, because as comedy, EY doesn’t need wins
– Beer Money wins and looks good

New feuds start (January)
– Joe is on a streak and has been on a streak since June
– mega destructive Joe vs great wrestler Kurt Angle for the belt
– RVD vs an arrogant heel Morgan
– Sting vs Abyss (seen it before, Sting tries to bring Abyss to god)
– AJ vs Kendrick or Shelley
– Beer Money vs… idk Mexican America?
– KAZ vs idk some new Cruiserweight challenger… Daniels maybe?
– Crimson who is down in the dumps teams with an uplifting EY vs Gunner & Kennedy
– Jarrett vs Robbie E… they both have women, it can be TNA’s 1st class couple vs no class couple

The feuds end in February or March (these are the final scores of the feud not details of every match)
– Joe doesn’t just win the title, he injures Kurt
– Joe puts everyone on notice, he’ll clear out the TNA roster and no one can stop him
– RVD over Morgan
– AJ over Shelley
– Sting over Abyss after the monster doesn’t find jesus
– Beer Money is on fire and you’ve been protecting Roode all this time
– KAZ over Daniels or a time limit draw and a sign of respect
– Crimson & EY over Gunner & Kennedy
– Jarret clearly over Robbie E

New feuds start in February or March wow…
– Joe goes through workers on TV crippling everyone leading to…
– RVD vs Sting on free TV for a title shot
– Joe vs RVD an injured Angle is rooting for RVD
– heel Morgan vs Sting
– Beer Money… uh I’ve run out of people… lets Say MCMGs came back
– KAZ & AJ vs Gunner & Kennedy
– Crimson & EY & Red vs Bubba & Dreamer & Abyss
– Jarrett vs Kendrick who is Karen’s yoga instructor he gets touchy feely

Feuds end in May or June… wow this is going far
– Joe destroys RVD and breaks his leg or something
– Sting over heel Morgan
– MCMG over James Storm or get screwed out of the titles somehow
– KAZ & AJ over Gunner & Kennedy
– Bubba & Dreamer & Abyss over and look hardcoreeeeeee
– Jarrett over Kendrick

New feuds start in May or June 2012
– Joe vs Sting who earns his title shot and talks about what a cancer Joe is
– Joe injures James Storm, breaks his leg on TV
– RVD on crutches
– Angle doing rehab hanging out with his kids… but he looks forward to kicking Joe’s ass
– Roode wants Joe bad!
– Roode vs Morgan who thinks Roode isn’t shit without a tag partner
– Bubba vs Jarrett cuz Bubba was intimidating Jarrett’s woman backstage
– KAZ vs someone… Robbie E? Crimson? idk
– AJ vs Daniels who challenges AJ for leadership of Fortune
– MCMG vs EY & Red (X-division tag match)
– Kennedy & Gunner vs eh does it matter at this point? Kennedy vs Gunner

Feuds end in August or September 2012… dang a year…
– Joe destroys Sting and puts him on the shelf
– Roode over Morgan
– AJ over Daniels, but regrets that it had to come to this. Daniels is broken and angry
– KAZ over whoever
– MCMG over EY & Red
– Kennedy over Gunner
– Jarrett over Bubba and Jarrett loves his wife woo

Start new feuds
– fiery Roode vs Joe and he goes through a lot to get his title shot
– Joe goes through Fortune on free TV one by one by one
– KAZ on the shelf, AJ on the shelf
– Joe gets off leaving Roode last, he knows Joe’s gonna kill him
– Angle is gearing up for a return
– RVD & Sting are still in wheelchairs, but ready to come back
– Heel Daniels vs EY
– Jarrett vs Morgan, the DNA of TNA to Karen
– MCMG vs some team
– Kennedy & Gunner vs Bubba & Abyss

The feuds end in November or December 2012… wow
– A pashionate Roode beats Joe doing what no one could do…
– Roode defeated a Joe who went 18 months undefeated
– Lets just say Joe slips or something
– Joe goes to the bottom of the ladder…
– You know who’s waiting on Joe’s rise to the top?
– Everyone he put on the shelf and you have another year of feuds for Joe
– Roode is made, because he was protected for 18 months
– KAZ was made, because he was protected for 18 months
– Jarrett was kept strong, because he was protected for 18 months
– You then have 4 tent posts
– Sting, RVD and AJ were kept strong too… until they met Joe

My Version of Destination X Tournament 2011 (and tv leading up to it)

If I had the book…
Destination X will have
– Angle vs Kennedy for the title
– Winner of X-Division tournament will get title shot against Abyss
– KAZ vs Robbie E (or Jay Lethal)
– face Kendrick vs Daniels – face Shelley vs heel Buck (one of them)
– invading heel Senshi (in TNA 2 prove he’s the best) vs Red (or Red’s alter ego) (or Jay Lethal)
– big 10 man tag or something to fill up the other slots – Morgan / Sting / AJ / RVD / Crimson vs Hardy / Joe / Bully / Gunner / Dreamer
In the tournament
– KAZ over Robbie (duh)
– Kendrick or Daniels either one – Shelly over Buck – Senshi over Red

Then – Kaz vs Shelley – Senshi vs Kendrick or Daniels

Outcome – Kaz over Shelley – Kendrick or Daniels over Senshi

Meanwhile the heavyweight match – Angle over Kennedy clean via submission – Kennedy slinks away with a snear

Then in the finals – prettyboy Kaz vs squeaky clean face Kendrick or workhorse Daniels – The story with Kendrick would be good guy gets beat clean, but gets jealous – Jealousy slowly drives him nuts… but Kendrick was just a heel – The story with Daniels in the final is Fortune might be torn apart?
– Who do AJ / Roode & James Storm cheer for? Interview them?
– Who does Abyss cheer for? He roots for KAZ or Kendrick, he’d like to pull out their hair – His girl Janice would look good with a wig…

KAZ wins, Abyss hits the ring immediately fresh!
– Logic would say Abyss over clean and quick to setup a match for the next PPV – I’d like to twist it though… small package KAZ wins – Abyss is dumbfounded, but still gets his rematch – Faces and Fortune come out to celebrate with KAZ – Bischoff gives the X-division belt to KAZ in a moment that should seem like a milestone – Bischoff then DISAPPEARS from the PPV so as not to take heat from KAZ – Angle comes out and things grind to a hault – New champion Angle even comes out to give KAZ a pat on the back then Angle leaves – KAZ is hoisted by Fortune – KAZ with a glory shot putting him over to close the PPV


I’ll just say there are 4 weeks from Slammiversary to Destination X – I don’t care if its really 3 or 6 weeks, if I don’t know you probably don’t know

1. Build X division 2. Build Abyss 3. Build Angle & Kennedy 4. Build 10 man tag

WEEK 1 R1- OLD X-Division glory days video package R1- Hogan wants to see what these CURRENT X-Division guys got (slight face incling)
R1- KAZ over Shannon Moore in a solid match R1- KAZ sex Abyss is a joke to the division R1- Senshi over Suicide with a solid match R1- Senshi walks away from an interview he doesn’t say why he’s back R1- Red over Jeremy Buck R1- Red doesn’t talk… he lets actions speak for him Don West does Red’s commentary!
R1- smartass Shelley over Matt Hardy (shelley shrugs his shoulders and says he’s just better) R1- Shelley will win, because he’s smarter than everyone else R1- He had a successful business and tag team. Shelly IS SUCESS R2- Abyss destroys EY and reads from Sun Tsu R3- Kennedy vs Angle contract signing R3- Hogan tells them they can’t touch unless they’re in a designated match R3- Angle over Stiener Stiener is twice the wrestler Kurt is!
R3- play up Stiener / Angle wrestling background R4- Sting will rid the world of Immortal once and for all R4- Sting asks in the ring AJ styles will you help eliminate Immortal… yes

WEEK 2 R1- Bischoff doesn’t like these X- Division guys… he’ll destroy them! Grrr…
R1- Max Buck over Jesse Neal (proving X-Division is better)
R1- Max Buck says he’s a darkhorse and no one sees that darkhorse coming!
R1- Kendrick over Bully Ray (proving X-division is better)
R1- Kendrick’s love is stronger than hate R1- Daniels over Dreamer for turning on AJ (proving X-division is better)
R1- Daniels needs the X-Division belt Its ALL he can think about R1- He will cleanse TNA of evil and sanctify it from Abyss R1- Robbie (or Jay Lethal) vs Doug Williams (he’s still under contract right?)
R1- Robbie E wants that TNA title so Snookie will be more than friends with him!
R2- Abyss laughs, because no matter who wins the tournament, Abyss will be fresh!
R3- Hogan wants Kennedy to defend his title tonight R3- Kennedy has to train for Kurt… he refuses R3- Kennedy cuts 1 minute promo on Kurt 1 MINUTE… not 10… no blackboard 1 minute!
R4- Sting asks in the ring Morgan will you help eliminate Immortal… yes R4- Sting asks in the ring Joe will you help eliminate Immortal… NO R4- Joe doesn’t need a team to destroy an army

WEEK 3 R1- Tournament brackets are made based on who won their matches R1- Hogan starts putting over the X-Division guys to Bischoff R1- Bischoff puts over his boy Abyss R1- INTERVIEW EVERYONE back stage… WHO WILL WIN THE TOURNAMENT?
R1- Heels stand firm Abyss will destroy whoever wins R1- Jeremy Buck knows his brother will win R1- Don’t Interview Fortune or have them deny KAZ or Daniels R1- Who does Angle think will win? Who does Sting? Kennedy? Hogan? Don West? Tennay? Snookie?
R1- Bully Ray harasses fans KAZ to the rescue R1- KAZ over Bully Ray… proving bullies get theirs in the end R1- dead serious Senshi over that joke EY R1- Senshi is the best in the world and no one in TNA can beat Abyss… but he will!
R1- fallen angel Daniels over heavenly Pope (if he’s still under contract)
R1- Robbie over Okato with the help of Cookie R2- Abyss destroys Suicide and commits a Homicide R3- Angle is training to win the title R3- Kennedy is training by drinking beers and watching TV R4- Sting asks in the ring RVD will you help eliminate Immortal… yes


R1- video packages for X-division tournament R1- KAZ & Kendrick & Shelley are serious to Bischoff about X-Division R1- Bischoff sez If someone from X-Division beats Abyss, he’ll personally hand them the title R1- Hogan says Bischoff better be a man of his word… Bischoff will be humbled R1- Red over Gunner (proving the X-Division is better)
R1- Shelley over Suicide clean or why not get Homicide for a week?
R1- Shelley is doing the tournament with the fire of 2 men him and Chris Sabin’s spirit is with him R1- Max Buck over Shannon (sorry Shannon, gotta push a heel)
R1- Keep right on ignoring that dark horse Max Buck and he’ll surprise you every time!
R1- Kendrick over Matt Hardy because warm love is stronger than ice cold R2- Abyss giggles about how he’s got 100+ lbs on the heaviest X-Division guy R3- Bischoff gives Kennedy the power to pick Kurt Angle’s opponent…
R3- Its a mystery… Rob Terry gets sent out, Kurt goes over him clean R3- Kennedy appears but he never said Rob Terry was the opponent… R3- Matt Morgan gets sent out and Kennedy says if he injures Kurt Angle, Kennedy will give Morgan a shot R3- Angle over clean R4- Joe is angry to Bischoff about not being on the PPV R4- Joe is a former X-Division champion, Bischoff comments on his weight R4- The deck is stacked against Immortal at the PPV R4- Bischoff sez Immortal needs an advantage against the faces at the PPV R4- For one night only Joe agrees to help Immortal and Joe says he’ll destroy the faces himself R4- Then he’ll turn on Immortal and destroy them too R4- Sting knows the numbers now favor Immortal R4- Sting asks in the ring Crimson will you help eliminate Immortal… yes R4- Sting knows Immortal has been weakened with Bischoff working against the X-Division and the faces R4- Sting thinks Bischoff knows the tides are turning and Bischoff’s back is against the wall R4- If all of Bischoff’s pawns fall then who will carry out Bischoff’s orders?

PPV is set up